Transportation

Intro [link]
Gasoline Elasticity [link]
Electric Vehicles [link]
Electric Vehicles benefits slides from Erin Mansur [link]

Key Points

Reading and response questions


Lecture 1

Response questions

  1. Compared to electricity markets, do you think it will be easier or harder to reduce CO2 emissions from transportation markets?
  2. Knittel discusses four channels through which petroleum consumption might be reduced. Which do you think will be the most important over the next decade?

Lecture 2

Read the following two articles.

Response questions Both papers are trying to estimate the same parameter: the demand elasticity for gasoline.


Lecture 3

Read the following two articles.

Response questions


Lecture 4

We’re going to start our discussion of electric vehicles by looking and the drivers of demand. Please read the following three articles.

Response questions


Lecture 5

Next we’re going to discuss the environmental benefits of EVs.

Response questions